November 27, 2023 10:33
Provisions covered by the Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship for the 2024/2025 academic year

What are the provisions which are covered during your studies as a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship holder? The programme provides many opportunities for international students such as tuition-free education, monthly stipend, accommodation contribution, and even medical insurance. Check them out below!

Tuition-free education

The scholarship programme was established by the Hungarian Government for those international students who have excellent academic track records.  As a scholarship holder, you can focus on your academic advancement, as all your tuition fees are covered during your university studies.

Monthly stipend

Depending on your study programme and level, your monthly stipend may also change as follows:

If you apply for non-degree, bachelor’s, master’s, one-tier master’s levels or postgraduate specialist training courses, you can get a monthly amount of HUF 43,700 (cca EUR 115) contribution to the living expenses in Hungary, for 12 months a year, until the completion of your studies.

If you apply for the doctoral level, the monthly amount of the scholarship is HUF 140,000 (cca EUR 369) for the first phase of your education (for 4 semesters) and HUF 180,000 (cca EUR 473) for the second phase (4 semesters) – for 12 months a year, until the completion of your studies. For more details, check out section 1.3. in the Call for Application for Doctoral Programmes.

Accommodation contribution

In all study levels, the scholarship provides a free dormitory place or a contribution of HUF 40,000 / month to the accommodation costs for the whole duration of the scholarship period. Please note, that if you live in a rented apartment, this HUF 40,000 / month contribution may not cover the full amount of your rental costs. 

Medical insurance

Finally, the scholarship includes health care services according to the relevant Hungarian legislation (Act LXXX of 1997, national health insurance card) and supplementary medical insurance for up to HUF 65,000 (cca EUR 170) a year/person.

Bear in mind that these provisions are only a contribution to the living expenses of the Scholarship Holders, which also means that they do not fully cover all the costs of living. If you become a scholarship holder, you need to add your own financial resources to cover all living expenses in Hungary.

*The HUF/EUR exchange rate used in the articles is on 27th November 2023.

The application for the 2024/2025 academic year started in November 2023. Check out the detailed call for applications and the application process here!


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